catecholamine

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noun cat·e·chol·amine \ˌka-tə-ˈkō-lə-ˌmēn, -ˈkȯ-\

Definition of catecholamine

  1. :  any of various amines (such as epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine) that function as hormones or neurotransmitters or both

1954

First Known Use of catecholamine

1954


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catecholamine

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noun cat·e·chol·amine \ˌkat-ə-ˈkō-lə-ˌmēn, -ˈkȯ-\

Medical Definition of catecholamine

  1. :  any of various amines (as epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine) that contain a dihydroxy benzene ring, that are derived from tyrosine, and that function as hormones or neurotransmitters or both


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